UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Thousands of runners from 30 states ran the Long Island Marathon Sunday.
The race was held Sunday morning in Uniondale.
Bomb-sniffing dogs and state troopers were on hand as part of the beefed up security. There are officers on horseback and motorcycle along the route and police helicopters are also keeping an eye on things from the sky.
Runners were only allowed clear plastic bags to hold their belongings as part of the stepped up security.
Many of the participants of the race wore buttons or shirts to support the victims of the Boston bombings.